FA Cup: Manchester City v Wigan Athletic match preview
A look ahead to this weekend’s quarter-final fixture at the Etihad Stadium
Friday 07 March 2014
When Manuel Pellegrini's men were drawn against Wigan Athletic in the quarter final of the FA Cup last month, unwanted flashbacks would have entered the minds of everyone connected to Manchester City football club.
Their 1-0 defeat to Wigan in last years FA cup final will not have been forgotten, with Manchester City players and fans hoping to erase those memories when the two sides meet this weekend.
City will enter the clash in buoyant mood after beating Sunderland 3-1 in last weekends Capital One Cup final, claiming their first of a possible four trophies this season.
A victory against Wigan will result in City heading back down the motorway to make a seventh Wembley appearance in just three years.
Although Wigan may not have won a trophy in the past week, they themselves head into Sundays cup-tie in high spirits. Four consecutive league wins – including a 4-1 win at promotion rivals Nottingham Forrest - has seen the Latics move into the final play-off position, with manager Uwe Rosler hoping his side can continue their terrific run of form and inflict another cup upset on the blue half of Manchester.
KICK-OFF: Sunday, 4.05pm
Manchester City 5 (Dzeko, Jovetic 2, Toure, Navas) Wigan Athletic 0, League Cup, September 2013
Manchester City 1 (Tevez) Wigan Athletic 0, Premier League, April 2013
Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester City 2 (Balotelli Milner), Premier League, November 2012
Wigan Athletic 0 Manchester City 1 (Dzeko), Premier League, January 2012
Manchester City 3 (Aguero 3) Wigan Athletic 0, Premier League, September 2011
Wigan have failed to score in their last seven visits to the Etihad Stadium in all competitions.
Sergio Aguero has scored eight goals in seven FA Cup appearances for Man City.
City have won nine and lost just one of the last 11 meetings with Wigan in all competitions.
All three of the FA Cup meetings between Man City and Wigan have ended with a 1-0 scoreline (1971, 2006 and 2013).
Manchester City: 1.17
TV: Live on BT Sport 1 at 4.05pm, highlights on ITV at 10.45pm
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